Domesticating Electricity : Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880-1914, Paperback Book

Domesticating Electricity : Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880-1914 Paperback

Part of the Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century series

Description

This is an innovative and original socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods.

Gooday shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.

The rapid take-up of electrical light and domestic appliances on both sides of the Atlantic had a wide-ranging effect on consumer habits and the division of labour within the home.

Electricity was viewed by non-experts as potential threat to domestic order and welfare.

This broadly interdisciplinary study relates to a website developed by the author on the history of electricity.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9780822965299

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